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Jun 19, 2018
What the Association Health Plan Rule Means for REALTORS® The U.S Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized its long-awaited Association Health Plan (AHP) rule to expand the definition of “employer” to include “working owners.”  This change allows real estate professionals and other self-employed individuals to participate in association health plans.  A key provision, forwarded for inclusion in the...
Jun 19, 2018
The National Association of Realtors Board of Directors met in mid-May in D.C.  Among the many matters considered by the Directors were two items relating to the Realtor Code of Ethics and its enforcement. The NAR Directors approved an addition to Standard of Practice 1-7 that all Realtors should be aware of.  The addition reads “Upon the written request of a cooperating broker who submits an offer to the listing broker, the...
Jun 13, 2018
Join the Women's Council of Realtors for the Leadership Summit next Thursday, June 21 at the Courtyard by Marriott Pigeon Forge.  REGISTER HERE
May 24, 2018
Thank you to the MLS Participants who cast their vote regarding the proposed change to the MLS rules involving the Coming Soon issue. And, thank you to all MLS Subscribers who weighed in on the matter through conversations with their brokers, KAAR leadership and staff. Following certification by the online voting vendor, the result is 91 in favor of the proposed change, 68 against. The proposed rule change passed. The rule change will require...
May 09, 2018
WARNING: Bogus Phone Calls, Emails on Jury Service May Lead to Fraud In various parts of the United States, citizens are being targeted by phone calls and emails, threatening them with prosecution for failing to comply with jury service in federal or state courts. In the calls and emails, recipients are pressured to provide confidential data, potentially leading to identity theft and fraud. These calls and emails, which threaten recipients with...
May 08, 2018
BROKERS: Effective May 1, TREC will no longer automatically open a corresponding complaint against a Principal Broker (PB) when a complaint is filed against an affiliated licensee. Instead, the PB will receive notification of the complaint and have the opportunity to respond and provide any information deemed necessary. Although an automatic complaint will not be opened against the PB, upon review of the complaint filed against the affiliated...

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